by Javier Manjarres
Early voting has begun in Florida and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is expressing nervousness about the prospects for her re-election in her congressional race against Republican Karen Harrington. This past Saturday, Wasserman Schultz personally lambasted a longtime Democrat supporter from Miami-Dade County who was caught talking to Harrington. This same individual further annoyed Wasserman Schultz by refusing to display a “Wasserman Schultz for Congress” sign and then told Debbie that he had already voted for Harrington instead of her.
This longtime Democrat leader, who shall remain anonymous for purposes of this report, indicated that he was disgusted and said that had never been so insulted in his life.
On Sunday, the Shark Tank visited one of the strongest Democrat precincts in Congressional District 23- the City of Hollywood’s main public library- and in speaking to Democrats waiting in line as wells as those who just voted, many of them said that they voted for Harrington over Wasserman Schultz.
We also spoke to the Hollywood Democrat Party president who was wearing a Debbie Wasserman Schultz t-shirt, and he just shrugged his shoulders when we asked him about the race that Wasserman Schultz has run.. We then asked him about Harrington’s chances, to which he only replied that “they’ve spent enough money,” referring to the money raised and spent by the Harrington campaign in her efforts to defeat Wasserman Schultz.
Coincidentally, Harrington herself was working voters in the line, she indicated that she was receiving extraordinary support from Democrats and Independents who were waiting in line to vote. There’s no doubt that there are many disaffected Democrats throughout the district are irritated with DWS’s partisan rhetoric and her neglect of congressional responsibilities as the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
The recent Harrington v. Wasserman Schultz polling has the incumbent congresswoman with a 4.5% lead over there challenger, and some local politicos believe that not only is the race competitive, but also that an upset is possible .
In the end, it’s all about turn-out. If Republicans and Independents turn out in the numbers that are expected throughout the district and if there are enough Democrats who have truly had enough of Wasserman Schultz, Harrington will pull off the biggest congressional upset in the country, bar none.
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